Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

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Karen McAllister

Karen McAllister, BEc or BEcon, CMC, Co-Active Coach®, works with clients to help them untangle their money issues and to become more effective in their work because of it. To do this, Karen has studied financial issues extensively from both the practical, behavioural, and emotional perspectives.

Karen has been certified by Deborah Price of The Money Coaching Institute as a Money Coach, a Couples Money Coach, and a Business Archetype Coach. She studied with Lynne Twist from the Soul of Money Institute for two years on Mastering your Money and Transforming your Life, including studies in Lynne’s Fundraising from the Heart program. Further, Karen has made use of that training through her own role as founding member at Clear Sky Retreat Center, and is currently Chair of the Board and leader of Fund Development.

Her passion for this arises out of her deep desire to make the world a better place, and her realization that so many amazing individuals, community members, and organizations don’t have the money they need to truly fulfill their life purpose and missions, despite the millions of dollars floating around in the economy!